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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

Belly up to the bar stools

With summer upon us it is time to start thinking about all the entertaining you will be doing in order to enjoy the longer days, balmy nights and overall relaxed lifestyle. Comfortable seating, including bar stools, is a must for … Continue reading

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Home decor: I am currently loving…

I am currently loving woven baskets hung on the wall or anything that looks a bit tribal or boho chic.  Blame it on the fact that I came of age in the seventies and had a beautiful gallery wall of … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in May

April showers bring May flowers but what do May showers bring?  We had torrential rain in May, very unexpected and somewhat unpleasant.  But there are always sunny skies ahead.  Here are ten things that made the month of May special … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in April

I love the month of April.  I love the warm and breezy days that signal spring has arrived in San Diego.  I love all the colorful clothes in the stores and I love the flowers that are growing everywhere! I … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to all the throw pillow rules you know.

Just as you mastered the art of mixing different patterns properly and just as you finally learned how to spell symmetry, the design gurus change all the rules about the perfect throw pillow selections. For decades the idea of symmetry … Continue reading

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Accessories are the key to your spring and summer decorating

You have heard the saying “Jewelry makes the outfit.”  Well the concept is the same when it comes to decorating your home.  “Accessories make the room.” A room without accessories is like pancakes without syrup….it’s OK but something is missing. … Continue reading

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A tribute to the women in my life or ten things that made me happy in March

I turn the big 65 this month…what I like to refer to as a speed limit birthday.  And while I have never paid much attention to the number, this one seems to be giving me pause for some reason.  Maybe … Continue reading

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